maisons pour insomniaques
Jean-Marc Bustamante photographs
Mario Bellatin text
Konstantin Grcic case
The photographs, taken in 2003, during one of Jean-Marc Bustamante’s travels in Uruguay, are the outgrowth of a recent projects-in-the-works by the artist, Something is Missing, which carries the leitmotiv of journeying and wandering freely. The five photos chosen for the work form a compact module directed toward livable and lived in spaces, houses for insomniacs.
Here Mario Bellatin is striving for a reconstruction of Kafka’s Metamorphosis, evoking a single episode for each house, a topographical insomnia. The designer Konstantin Grcic chose black foam 10 cm thick for the casing, burning its surface to achieve the effect of access routes and tight asphalt turns – the photographer’s favorite theme. The text appears in blocks of varying sizes of type whose outline forms a border inspired by the drawings of houses.
5 original signed photographs (chromogenic prints), set in photo-corners
Case made of foam and plastic sheets
58,5 x 43 x 10,8 cm
Text in Spanish and French
Limited edition of 30 copies
Graphic design: Olivier Andreotti